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flexstar
03-24-2007, 02:10 PM
A few months ago I read a post where someone said that BMW is considering making the 3 and 5 T models availabel without the AWD as an optional. How much truth do you all think there is in this?

be-em-veh-808
03-26-2007, 10:17 AM
A few months ago I read a post where someone said that BMW is considering making the 3 and 5 T models availabel without the AWD as an optional. How much truth do you all think there is in this?

The 3-Series T (Wagon) is available (since '07 model) as RWD. I got one myself, and love it. AWD was a deal breaker for me on the '06 E91X, so I waited for the '07.

philippek@IrvineBMW
03-26-2007, 10:35 AM
For 2008 the only Sport Wagon in the 5 series is the 535xiT, at least for North America.

be-em-veh-808
03-27-2007, 09:35 AM
For 2008 the only Sport Wagon in the 5 series is the 535xiT, at least for North America.

Bring back the V8 Touring ... E61 550iT, or at least give us the E91 335iT, sans XDrive :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

simplemind
03-27-2007, 12:25 PM
Not having to think about traction in any road condition, what's that worth? I live in Texas, and I love AWD for wet conditions.
Would I pay $10k for AWD.........I'd have to think about it. Fortunately BMW decided for me since I wanted the wagon feature set....woohoo :rofl:

swchang
03-27-2007, 12:50 PM
I agree it'd be sweet to have a non-AWD option, but personally I plan to get a 535xiT at some point in the future in lieu of an SUV. :)

simplemind
03-27-2007, 07:47 PM
I agree it'd be sweet to have a non-AWD option, but personally I plan to get a 535xiT at some point in the future in lieu of an SUV. :)

Good choice:)
So far it does everything I want it to do with one exception. It doesn't have a receiver hitch, nor can you get one. :bawling: So if you want to carry more than one bike, for instance, it's got to go on top. Not a deal killer, but a receiver would make it the ultimate (driving) versatility machine.

swchang
03-28-2007, 07:46 AM
Good choice:)
So far it does everything I want it to do with one exception. It doesn't have a receiver hitch, nor can you get one. :bawling: So if you want to carry more than one bike, for instance, it's got to go on top. Not a deal killer, but a receiver would make it the ultimate (driving) versatility machine.

What's a receiver hitch?

simplemind
03-28-2007, 01:46 PM
What's a receiver hitch?

OK, it is a misnomer saying "receiver hitch", it is a receiver that takes a draw bar, or a bar with a hitch ball mounted to it.

http://www.etrailer.com/pc-H~247498.htm?vehicleid=20067248

flexstar
03-28-2007, 07:36 PM
Good point! Is there one available for the 5xit? What about from BMW eg. the X5 hitch? I always carry my bike this way.